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EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who mistakenly believed it was safe to use on the New Mexico set ...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

China's Xi calls for 'peaceful' reunification with Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite ratcheted up military threats again...

Military Police armored vehicles protect Taipei telecom center during night-time drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military Police sent Clouded Leopard armored vehicles rolling through the streets of Taipei City early Tuesday (Sept. 14) morning, simulating the defense of a telecommunic...

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

DARAA, Syria (AP) — The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appeared to slowly return to some sense of normalcy Sunday. ...

Cowering in the bathroom: Some Afghans dread the Taliban knock at the door

When armed members of the Afghan Taliban knocked on the door of their Kabul apartment, the family of 16 inside had crammed into the bathroom, turned off the lights and mobile phones and covered the ch...

Statehood and recognition for Taiwan are closer now than ever

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It seems like every time there's a new opinion poll, the numbers get a bit bigger. The latest poll on national identity in Taiwan, released this week, found that...

Migrant crossings of English Channel increasing, despite risks

A young man and his wife sit on a blanket near a traffic circle, not far from the main road on the outskirts of Calais in northern France. Nearby, their two children look on questioningly. Speaking in...

Why Italy is struggling to contain wildfires

Southern Europe is currently experiencing one of the worst heat waves in recent decades, with Italy, Greece, Spain and Turkey all battling wildfires. Fires have been raging throughout Italy for weeks...

Military police armed with rocket launchers patrol near Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military police in Clouded Leopard armored vehicles and motorbikes carrying Kestrel rocket launchers were spotted near the Presidential Office early Wednesday (July 28) mo...

Brazil police release Boca Juniors team after stadium brawl

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the night in a bus outside a Brazilian police station before being allowed to leave Wednesday following a brawl with security after thei...

Kosovo: Serb ex-police officer jailed for rape during war

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovar court on Monday sentenced to 10 years in prison a Serbian ex-policeman accused of raping an ethnic Albanian woman during the 1998-1999 war. The sentencing was believe...

Religion and free speech among cases justices could add

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, lik...

Transgender rights, religion among cases justices could add

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, lik...

German NATO troops return from Lithuania over racism allegations

Some 30 German soldiers headed home from Lithuania on Thursday in the wake of alleged racist and antisemitic remarks as well as accusations of sexual violence, the Defense Ministry and a military spok...